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Cut Your Own Christmas Tree at Frosty Mountain Tree Farm in Sebastopol

Frosty Mountain Tree Farm in Sebastopol is a great option for the cut-your-own-tree Christmas experience. I took my four kids (ages 2, 4, 7, 9) to Frosty Mountain Tree Farm in Sebastopol on a Wednesday at noon to avoid the traffic and crowds and we had a terrific time. Unlike many other farms in the area that are closed certain days of the week, Frosty Mountain Tree Farm is open every day (weekdays 12 pm – 5 pm, weekends 9 am – 5 pm). So we took advantage of our school’s light Wednesday workload to beat the weekend crowds.

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Peak-a-Boo! Running around in and out of the rows of trees was all the entertainment my littles needed | Photo: Julie Herson

Choosing a Christmas Tree at Frosty Mountain Tree Farm

Frosty Mountain Tree Farm has 12 acres chock-full of Christmas trees of all shapes and sizes. They provide sanitized saws and carts, and then you just set out to find your perfect tree. My younger kids enjoyed running around the rows of trees playing hide and seek. My older kids took on the task of finding the perfect tree with surprising earnestness. And so it took a little while of exploring the 12 acres to find the perfectly shaped tree.

You’ll pay $10 per foot for cut-your-own. They also have individually priced pre-cut Noble Fir in water if you’re not feeling the cut-your-own experience. Or if you only want a tiny tree or fresh wreath, they have those too.

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It took around 45 minutes before we all agreed on our perfect tree. We enjoyed the fresh air and views of Sonoma County while we searched | Photo: Julie Herson

Other Attractions at Frosty Mountain Tree Farm

We chose to go to Frosty Mountain Tree Farm on a mid-week  morning to avoid the crowds. While this helped with social distancing, we unfortunately missed the weekend-only events. They have a hayride, petting zoo and snack bar on the weekends (no Mrs. Claus this year due to Covid-19 restrictions). I hear the hayride and popcorn are real highlights of the weekend, so we were sad to miss those.

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There were a few goats to see on the day we went | Photo: Julie Herson

They have a big airy barn full of ornaments, wreaths, a snack bar on the weekends, and all your Christmas tree needs. We picked out some ornaments and paid for our tree with ease (cash or credit). There is hand sanitizer and ample space for social distancing.

There’s also a small play structure and tables to have lunch or a snack on if you’re looking to add playtime to your day.

If you’re looking for more than just cutting down your own tree, consider going on a weekend morning to enjoy the added activities with slightly less crowds (late morning and mid-day are the busiest).

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The big red barn at Frosty Mountain Tree Farm has all of your Christmas needs. We found some cute ornaments to add to our collection | Photo: Julie Herson

Plan Your Visit To Frosty Mountain Tree Farm

Frosty Mountain Tree Farm is located at 3600 Mariola Rd, Sebastopol, CA 95472. The drive takes about an hour from Berkeley without traffic. (Reindeer Ridge Tree Farm, another great option with a fun train to ride, is right next door. You’ll drive by that farm right before reaching Frosty Mountain. They are closed on Wednesdays though.)

Frosty Mountain Tree Farm is open every day starting the day after Thanksgiving until December 20th, weekdays 12 pm – 5 pm, weekends 9 am – 5 pm.

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Everyone should wear sturdy shoes and clothes that can get dirty. Masks are also required.

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Shaking the tree to get all the needles and bugs out | Photo: Julie Herson

The staff at Frosty Mountain Tree Farm are super helpful and friendly. I came without my husband on this day, so I was a little wary about securing the tree to my car. Luckily a nice gentleman wrapped up our tree and helped me tie it to the car so I wasn’t stressed out about it flying off the roof on the drive home. Phew!

Frosty Mountain Tree Farm has several portable bathrooms and hand washing stations that were pretty clean. The snackbar is only open on the weekends. So bring lunch or a snack. A favorite treat for my family is a visit to the lovely Patisserie Angelica bakery in the nearby downtown Sebastopol. Their deep dish cheesecake is a-mazing. They also have a Magical Holiday Tea Take Home Kit that sounds like a super cute take-home treat.

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Our perfect tree! | Photo: Theo Herson

Bottom Line on Frosty Mountain Tree Farm

My family had a delightful afternoon at Frosty Mountain Tree Farm, even if we didn’t get to enjoy the hayride or other typical farm attractions. Finding the perfect tree and cutting it down ourselves was enough entertainment for us. The lack of crowds and ample open hours make Frosty Mountain Tree Farm a great option for the cut-your-own Christmas tree experience.

Where’s your favorite Christmas Tree Farm in the Bay Area?? Let us know in the comments!

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